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Wisdom tooth growing in sideways

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Patient
Posted by: jojo1987  (9 years ago)
Dear all,

I am 17 years old and have a problem with my wisdom tooth in the upper left side. It's coming in sideways. It became infected as well. My mom and dad can’t afford the surgery. Please help! What can I do for now to ease the pain until we have enough funds for the extraction? The pain is becoming unbearable. I am taking antibiotics and ibuprofen but the pain does not go away. I have been on soft diet for the past few days because I can’t chew well. Any suggestions? I would be thankful for any help.
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Dentist
Dear all,

I am 17 years old and have a problem with my wisdom tooth in the upper left side. It's coming in sideways. It became infected as well. My mom and dad can’t afford the surgery. Please help! What can I do for now to ease the pain until we have enough funds for the extraction? The pain is becoming unbearable. I am taking antibiotics and ibuprofen but the pain does not go away. I have been on soft diet for the past few days because I can’t chew well. Any suggestions? I would be thankful for any help.


Nothing will help except extraction. You cannot stay on narcotics for weeks at a time. Gosh, simple extractions of wisdom teeth are not that expensive. Usually well under $200
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Dear all,

I am 17 years old and have a problem with my wisdom tooth in the upper left side. It's coming in sideways. It became infected as well. My mom and dad can’t afford the surgery. Please help! What can I do for now to ease the pain until we have enough funds for the extraction? The pain is becoming unbearable. I am taking antibiotics and ibuprofen but the pain does not go away. I have been on soft diet for the past few days because I can’t chew well. Any suggestions? I would be thankful for any help.


Hello. I am sorry about your situation. Do you have a regular dentist who knows your family and may perhaps perform the extraction and agree to be paid in installments. I would inquire the local hospital and ask how much they charge for a wisdom tooth extraction. If you are in US consider applying for Medicaid perhaps. I know in NY they cover dental procedures under Medicaid and your are a minor. Other than that there is really no other way to ease up you pain.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
$200.00 is a considerable sum for many people even in the US today. As a students I am penniless Dr. Henry.
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$200.00 is a considerable sum for many people even in the US today. As a students I am penniless Dr. Henry.

Maybe you have a skill that you can offer the dentist in trade. Cut his grass,update his practice website, paint his house, detail his car, etc. Society exists on the free exchange of labor.
Posted 9 years ago
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Patient
Posted by: jojo1987  (9 years ago)
Your suggestions are great! I talked to the dentist about my situation and she agreed to be paid in installments.:-))I was scheduled for extraction next week. Thank you for your help!
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